Linking up with Amanda to share Janie’s story and my journey with gut health!
I don’t know where to quite even start with this, but I have had SO many gut issues since being in recovery, and they have been hard. (Not saying that for a pity party at all. 😉 Last year in August, I was crying to my mom about how I was just so discouraged about my gut issues. Gut issues can be hard especially with recovery. It’s hard to listen to your hunger especially when having gut pain at the same time, and it’s been really hard to listen to the hunger especially with extra bloating and just NOT feeling like I wanted to eat. Yet the HUGE turning point for me was finding Nourishing Minds Nutrition.
Victoria taught me so much over 6 months of working with her about my gut. She taught me about how the mind is so connected to the gut; it made my mind just step back in awe and wonder of how God has made us SOOOO intricately, and how anxiety over food can often lead to gut pain. I also realized just how QUICKLY I would rush through meals when she told me how important it was to eat slowly and chew my food thoroughly.
All that to say, I am grateful because God has done some amazing healing on my mind and on my stomach, and my gut issues are so much better than they have been in years.
I have a sister in Christ Jesus who has also struggled with gut issues in recovery, and she is a HUGE advocate for Food Freedom and intuitive eating, but it’s hard when you have SIBO. She recently went on a trip to Italy, and she wrote about it in her blog post here, but she essentially talked about how: